Bajirru! there you all are, hello! From the Yanyuwa language of Balarinji’s origin community Borroloola NT
Jinangu awara wabarrangu barra kalu-wingka marnijinju wabudala kari-nguthundawabarrangu jinangu Australia li-wulu marnaji barra liyi-Yanyuwawu awara li-Marranbala li-Arrwangala li-Gudanji jinangu awara Burrulula marnaji yamulhu
Our Country we belong to is Borroloola. Yanyuwa, Marra, Gudanji and Garrawa people.We welcome everyone to this land Australia.
Yanyuwa elder Samuel Evans Jamika
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John said, “The kangaroo is bounding forward, reflecting Australia’s optimism. It is formed by a contemporary expression of three boomerangs. The head is the hooked ‘7’ boomerang used in ceremonies as a percussive, rhythmic instrument for song and dance.

“The body and tail are boomerangs used for hunting or foraging for food, or to connect with softwood to spark fire. This kangaroo tells the story of Country, of belonging and of living sustainably.

“The kangaroo’s story began in the Dreaming when Spirit Kangaroos crossed the land, naming the rivers, valleys and hills. The kangaroo is central to the identity of cultural groups in every corner of this continent. Songlines follow the ancestral journeys of the kangaroo, they teach each new generation the stories of Country.”

Balarinji’s work is about belonging, where language, culture, knowledge, Dreaming, Law, and Ceremony are interconnected and one with Country.

Aboriginal culture, sustainability and ways of connecting with Country are a distinctive and rich heritage that all of us can acknowledge, and be inspired by, as Australians.